Great fun for all at the fair

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MINIATURE fun was enjoyed by all as The Scarborough Fair Collection hosted a model show.

The Flower of May Holiday Park, in Lebberston, which houses The Scarborough Fair Collection museum, gave people the chance to take trip back in time with the Fairground Model Show.

The Scarborough Fair Collection boasts one of the largest private collections of steam powered fairground attractions in the UK.

The two day model exhibition gave visitors the chance to return to the era of old fairgrounds and take a ride on the vintage rides including The Ark, The Golden Galloping Horses, the Dogems and the Caterpillar.

Jane Thomas, events coordinator at The Flower of May said: “The collection really is Scarborough and Filey’s best kept secret. It is a fantastic day out and is the chance to experience Britain’s fairground heritage first hand.

“The model show was very successful. We had lots of visitors of all ages come to visit, and everyone had a great time. A lot of families came to visit and enjoyed looking at the models before having a go on the real rides.”

Graham Atkinson, who is behind the museum, has built up one of the largest private collections of working steam showman’s engines, vintage cars and tractors, miniature vehicles, fairground rides and mechanical organs in the country. It also includes fair organs from France and Germany, street organs from Holland and vintage vehicles from America.